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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
shocking story of brutality against a 14-year-old girl targeted r assassination by the taliban because she dared to stand up and speak out. the world is just now learning about this. and reacting to it in horror. we get our report tonight from our nbc news pakistan based correspondent amna nawaz. >> reporter: she's known as a fighter for peace, for the right of girls like her to go to school. that made her an enemy of the taliban. today, gunmen hunted her down at her school in pakistan. police say her classmates tried to protect her. but the men waited until she came out and they shot her, once in the neck, once in the head. the taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they wanted to kill her for at least a year, to silence a voice that dared to speak out against them. >> they cannot stop me, i will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place. >> reporter: this 2009 interview with a journalist was one the girl gave as one of the best known, most outspoken and youngest critics of the extremist forces ravaging her country. >> i was very scared. the militan
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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NBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on the 14-year-old girl targeted for assassination by the taliban. she has become a worldwide symbol of the fight for freedom and the fight for all girls to get an education. we get an update on her condition today from nbc's amna nawaz. she covers pakistan for us nbc's >> reporter: good evening, less than three days after she was shot by the taliban coming home from her school, malala yousufzai is showing signs of improvement. she is taken from peshawar to the new area, which is more equipped and has more equipment. she is not out of danger, she is still unconscious, but they are now putting her chances of survival at 70%. meanwhile, across pakistan, people continue to take to streets to condemn the taliban attack and support malala yousufzai. one demonstrator said if they kill her, ten more will come forward her, ten more will come through. >> thank >> thank you. >>> a sad update from the gulf of mexico tonight, the coast guard confirmed an oil slick there is consistent with oil from the deep water horizon well, the source of the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. experts are not
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
handled here. >>> a 14-year-old girl shot by the taliban in pakistan is said to be improving now. her name is malala yousafzai. she was moved to a better hospital today. the taliban shot her on a school bus on tuesday. they didn't like the fact of her internet blogs promoting the education of girls. nbc has more now on the work to help that child. >> reporter: just three days after being gunned down by the taliban, 14-year-old malala yousafzai is already showing significant signs of improvement. today doctors have her stable enough to move her to a military facility just outside the capital of islamabad. it's better equipped, better resources and more importantly doctors say has a specialized pediatric care unit better suited for malala's recovery. she remains unconscious and on ventilator support, but now doctors say they can put her chances at survival at 70%. >> the whole of this country should be ashamed of themselves if they don't stand up to these guys. she's somebody's daughter. >> reporter: people continue to show support across the country, rallying for malala's country, they say
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
.e.a.l.s presence to the taliban and murphy ordered them released and not killed. >> wouldn't even cross his mind to injure a noncombatant. >> reporter: as feared, the taliban were tipped off and attacked. his team outnumbered 10-1, fought back. they radioed for backup, but in a selfless act to save his men, murphy moved into the open, immediately drawing enemy fire to make a desperate call for help. >> he took two rounds to the back and dropped down and sat back up, picked the phone back up and started talking again. >> reporter: 19 servicemen died that day. >> it is your teammate who lays down his life for yours. >> reporter: murphy was posthumously awarded the congressional medal of honor for his character and courage. >> man your ship. >> reporter: maureen murphy, michael's mother is the ship's sponsor. >> michael is very humble, but he would be proud because of all of the crew members on the ship, they have a lot of characteristics that are like him. >> reporter: for the 290 crew member, a chance to live up to his example. >> it is truly an honor to now do our part to uphold his legacy and t
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
was targeted by the taliban for speaking her mind continues to grip not only pakistan but the entire world. we have an update on her condition tonight, from all of it, from nbc's amna nawaz. she has been covering the story for us since the start . >> reporter: good evening brian malala yousufzai is in the hospital still, but still, she is inspiring the world to act. we have seen shock and outrage since the attack, thousands coming across the country to protest the taliban attack, show their support for malala yousufzai. last night, in fact, a group of clerics came together to issue a religious condemnation against the attackers, saying that what they did was not islamic, that it crossed the boundaries of islamic law, officials say they are closing in on the attackers in an overnight raid. three men were arrested, they said they were involved in the attack. but tonight, her condition can be described as satisfactory by a spokesperson. meanwhile, the world is just waiting for her to wake up. >>> amna nawaz, who continues to cover the story for us. >>> the folks who give out peace prizes awarded
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> we have an update this morning on that 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban for blogging. the senior neurosurgeon tells nbc news the girl was operated on today but remains in critical condition. however, he is optimistic about her recovery. she was air lifted to a military hospital after being attacked while on a school bus in the swat valley. in washington the state department joined in the outrage. >> directing violence at children is barbaric, it's cowardly and our hearts go out to her and the others who were wounded as well as their families. >>> now to al qaeda in iraq. the terrorist group is rebuilding after last year. al qaeda has stepped up training camps in the western dessert and has increased the full of attacks in iraq in the last few months. most of the militant fighters are thought to be former prisoners who were either released by iraqi officials or escaped from jail >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin with an incredibly scary attack in a pittsburgh alley. a popular teacher wa
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> people across pakistan stood up to the taliban taking to the streets to attempt the condemned murder of a 14-year-old girl shot in the head after blogging about girls' rights. she is reported to be out of immediate danger but doctors are considering moving her to a hospital bed in islamabad. >>> the massachusetts pharmacy considered to be the source of a deadly meningitis outbreak. they settled a lawsuit a few years ago. they have temporarily suspended operations. >>> after arguments wednesday the supreme court is now deciding whether the university of texas went too far in considering race as a factor in student admissions. >>> texas executed convicted rapist and child killer jonathan green last night despite his attorney's claim green was mentally ill. >>> russia doesn't want the u.s. to continue helping them to secure and dismantle its nuclear arsenal without changes to the deal. >>> meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin is getting some love. they starred in a video all to honor his 60th birthday. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the da
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
? should the u.s. apologize for u.s. marines urinating on taliban corpses? >> oh, gosh, yes. urinating on corpses? >> burning korans? >> what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying the egyptian people, while mubarak is cracking down on them, that he's a good guy and then the next week say he ought to go. what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marines. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look, this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda cells there, as we know al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment? of course there's an investigation so we can make sure that this never happens again. but when it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem. look at all the
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
couple of days. >>> coming up, a 14-year-old girl is singled out by the taliban and hunted down after school. now an entire country is erupting in support of a teenager who's fighting for her life. >>> the life of a firefighter is part of a new nbc drama, but d.c.'s fire chief said the real work goes well beyond just fighting fires. >>> and a fisherman who fell overboard is saved, but the rescue mission didn't end there. >>> history made today as washington hosts its first baseball play-off game in more than 70 years. i'm pat collins. i'll have the story coming up. >>> somebody jumped on a school bus and shot a little girl in the head because they didn't like the way she was talking about education for girls. the child is 14 years old, a pakistani. she's been blogging for the past year about how important it is for girls to be educated. thousands of people across pakistan held vigils today in her honor. she underwent surgery to remove a bullet in her neck. schools closed in protest of that attack. pakistan's top military officer called her an icon of courage. >>> the dramatic rescue o
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
and that he was too polite. >>> we're just learning the 14-year-old activist shot by taliban gunmen earlier this week could now be moved to a hospital with better medical resources. the girl's uncle tells nbc news she is still unconscious after emergency surgery wednesday to remove a bull fret her neck. the bbc is already reporting she has been moved, but her uncle says that won't happen for at least 24 hours. they are considering islamabad or dubai for treatment. >>> this morning, we're hoping to learn more about a deadly shooting just blocks from the galladet university campus. someone shot a man not far from east capital street. police have not said who the victim is or if they know why he was shot. one young woman says she was the victim's friend and is devastated. >> he was like a cousin to me. he always put a smile on my face. at the school, i would look forward to getting off the bus just for him to say something smart to me. >> the police chief says an officer just a block away heard the gunfire and found the victim. >>> another woman has come forward claiming she was fondled by a m
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
by the taliban earlier this week is now being moved from one hospital to another just outside islamabad. this is for better medical treatment. military spokesman said she's been moved to the bigger, better resourced facility. she is stable but still unconscious after a emergency surgery to remove a bullet from her neck on wednesday. the family will be traveling with her. >>> the nationals' playoff run could come to an end after just four games. they must win today to keep their season alive. the nats trail the st. louis cardinals two games to one in their national league division series. the world series champion cards blue out the nationals 8-0 in the team's first home playoff game. even with the pressure to win today, the nats are confident they can come back. >> you know, we've been playing good baseball all yearlong. we've had the best record in the major leagues for a reason. we believe in ourselves. it's just about coming out and getting it done. >> i think we're excited. it's fun to play a winner take all kind of game. we're excited for it. >> today's game is set for just after 4
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
suspected taliban hitmen are in custody tonight accused of trying to kill a 14-year-old girl in pakistan. malala yousafzai was shot on tuesday as she rode a school bus. she was shot for speaking up for the education of girls. nbc's amna has the latest on her condition. >> reporter: an update today in the recovery of malala yousafzai one day after the young woman was transferred to a pediatric critical care unit in a military hospital outside the capital city. a military spokesman said today her condition is, quote, satisfactory. she does remain on a ventilator and is still unconscious, but her heart rate and blood pressure are normal. >> we are doing our best. i can assure you all the resources are being employed for her best treatment. and similarly for the best security for the family. >> reporter: meanwhile, across pakistan, people continue to show their support for malala by taking part in a national day of prayer, including special services and a moment of silence in her honor. >> we pledge that we will not allow the future of our children to be endangered by the militant mind-set.
NBC
Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
. no group has claimed responsibility, but pakistani taliban militants have staged this kind of attack in the past. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and mitt romney are both hitting battleground states this weekend. the president will head to williamsburg, virginia today for debate camp. he is expected to stay there until tuesday where he'll then travel to new york for his second debate against romney at hofstra university. romney was also in virginia yesterday before heading to ohio. he'll travel through the buckeye state today making several campaign stops. >>> mitt romney's comments about cutting funding for public broadcasting are once again in the spotlight. two men are working on a million muppet march on the national mall. the organizers are hoping for a rally on the mall on november 3rd the saturday before the election. it's the -- in the first presidential debate romney said he would cut funding to pbs even though he loves big bird. that sparked an outpouring of support in favor of big bird. the men hope to have skits and musical performances featuring muppets during
NBC
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
's had multiple engagements with the taliban on the battlefield. he provides covering fire from apache attack helicopters on emergency rescue missions. >> the fire power they deliver, the support they bring to the battlefield is at an incomparable level. >> reporter: harry has trained long and hard for this. even as child, it was clear he was destined for the military. his first trip to afghanistan five years ago lasted ten weeks. cut short when it became public. >> it's not painful to be here. you're doing a job, to be with such fantastic people. >> reporter: but as we know well, there is another side to the prince. he likes to party. before he headed off to afghanistan, he got caught in las vegas with his pants down -- literally. i think prince harry is already a very popular figure. sometimes his mistakes turn into his positives. people look at the las vegas escapades and think it was a soldier letting off steam before a second deployment. i think people do love this image of him really being exactly as he seems. you look at harry and you think what you see is what you get. no doubt
NBC
Oct 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
responsibility but pakistani taliban militants have staged such attacks in the past. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and mitt romney are both hitting battleground states this weekend. the president will head to williamsburg, virginia today for debate camp. he is expected to stay until tuesday where he'll then travel to new york for his second debate against romney at hoft ra university. romney will travel through the buckeye state today making several stops. >>> protests in d.c. are nothing new but one proposed protest features some unusual participants. two men are planning a rally called the million muppet march. in the first presidential debate romney said he would cut funding to pbs even though he loves big bird. that sparked an outpouring of support in favor of big bird. the men are hoping for a rally on the mall november 3rd the saturday before the election and they're planning to have skits and musical performances featuring the muppets during that rally. and it will be a rocking good time in ohio next week as the boss will meet up with a former boss. former president bill cl
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
by the taliban for her fearless advocacy for girls' education. she remains in critical condition. the alleged mastermind of the attack, a top taliban commander, is still at large. >>> lebanese militant group hezbollah has declared that a drone downed over israel last week was theirs. israeli officials say the drone appeared to have been manufactured in iran, a longtime ally of hezbollah. >>> and a winner for this year's nobel peace prize this morning. in a unanimous decision the committee awarded this year's prize to the european union for its landmark role in history uniting the continent. the award downplays the current eurozone debt crisis, straining its 17 nations. >>> investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado are appealing to the public for help in finding her apparent abductor. meantime today, police expect to positive positively identify a body near the spot where jess "k" ridgeway disappeared one week ago. officials say the condition of the body has delayed identification and gave no indication of its age or gender. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's
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